#SolidarnostiOvdeSada (SolidarityHereNow) Journalism stories (4): DEFIANCE

April 3, 2019

In spite of the fact she can’t make a living out of journalism, in spite of all the insults and pressures she is regularly put under, Andjela Risantijević manages to regularly write for and edit her online media outlet Voice of Zaječar (Glas Zaječara).

Courageous, critical, responsible journalism has been declining for years, attacked from all sides – by the authorities, tycoons and criminals. Journalists are threatened on a daily basis, humiliated and insulted, and when that’s not enough they’re beaten or their homes are burned to the ground.

These are the stories of local media journalists who, despite everything, continue to struggle for their profession, for their dignity, but also for citizens to be informed about everything that’s of importance to their lives.

Photography, sound, editing: Marko Risović
Journalists: Denis Kolundžija, Perica Gunjić
Production: Slavko Ćuruvija Foundation